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Caterham Community Recycling Centre

Community Recycling Centres, once known as rubbish tips or dumps, are now called recycling centres as the majority of waste is recycled.

Opening hours

Winter (1 October - 31 March)

  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 4.15pm
  • Weekends 9am to 4.15pm
  • The centre is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Summer (1 April - 30 September)

  • Monday to Friday - 8am to 5.15pm
  • Weekends - 9am to 4.45pm

Van permits

Vans, pickups and trailers need a permit to access this centre.

Visiting this centre

Under the Surrey resident scheme, you will be asked to prove that you are a Surrey resident when visiting this centre. 

Household waste

This centre accepts most household waste. It doesn't accept asbestos or plasterboard and gypsum based products.

Business waste

This centre does not accept business waste. The nearest centre that does is Epsom.

Construction and DIY waste

This centre can only accept small amounts. Before visiting with this type of waste, please read our construction and DIY waste policy.

Larger amounts and business construction waste must be taken to a waste transfer station.


Pedestrians can walk into this centre.


The centre temporarily closes when full containers need to be exchanged and waste compacted. Usually this happens each day and takes about 10 minutes (although this can vary). Warlingham is the nearest centre if Caterham is closed.


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Contact details


Chaldon Road, Caterham, Surrey, CR3 5PG


01883 343 605

If this number is busy or switches over to the fax, please try again later or contact SITA Surrey on 020 8329 1030.

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  • Updated: 06 Jan 2016
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